Demolition Permits Filed for 208 N Leamington Avenue in South Austin

208 N Leamington Avenue208 N Leamington Avenue, via Google Maps

Demolition permits have been filed for a two-story residential building in West Chicago’s South Austin neighborhood.

The building is owned by the City of ChicagoCity of Chicago, which has commissioned JSH Construction Inc. to clear the multi-unit masonry structure. Ontime Expediting will serve as the expeditor for the demolition. Google Map images of the to-be-demolished structure show a period of at least nine years with no occupancy, evident by a fully-intact facade circa 2008, then boarded and broken windows dating back to 2011.

The narrow site is located near the intersection of Leamington & Maypole, two blocks south of the CTA L Green Line as well as the heavy rail/Metra line, both running east and west. Nearby transit includes Route 57’s Laramie & Maypole bus stop, a two-minute walk southwest. Additional nearby transit includes Route 20, an eight-minute walk south to Madison & Laramie. The nearest Green Line L stop, meanwhile, is Laramie station, a four-minute walk north.

A variety of park spaces are located near the property, including a four-minute walk southeast to the quarter-acre Cottonwood Playground Park, a 10-minute walk northeast to a second playground at 0.62-acre Hubbard Playlot Park, and a 13-minute walk northwest to the seven-acre Levin (John) Park.

No details have been released regarding what the replacing structure will be, nor has a timeline been posted of what’s next for the site.

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